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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Mar 23, 2011 8:29am
Forum: noisecollector Subject: Re: douche karma enforcement memorandum

ahhh you're right, that was 1st infantry division from michigan not 1st sharpshooters... i looked it up and here is the battles his company was in:

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 4-June 15.

Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;

Spotsylvania May 8-12;

Ny River May 10;

Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21.

Assault on the Salient May 12,

North Anna River May 23-26.

Ox Ford May 23-24.

On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.

Totopotomoy May 28-31.

Cold Harbor June 1-12.

Bethesda Church June 1-3.

Before Petersburg June 16-18.

Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.


Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.

Weldon Railroad August 18-21.

Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.

Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8.

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run October 27-28.

Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865.

Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.

Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.

Occupation of Petersburg April 3.

Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.

Moved to Washington, D.C., April 22-27.

Grand Review May 23.

Camp near Washington, D.C., until July 28.

Mustered out July 28, 1865.

My grandmothers grandfather was a bugler in Pennsylivania 47th rgt company C... he wasn't there either wtf?... he was an honor guard at lincolns funeral according to my grandmother.

Looks like he was dicking around in New Orleans, Key West, and Virgina in 1863...

I will find an ancestor there... gotta find the irish side of family tree which ends abruptly during prohibition... lol.

I did have an ancestor at the battle of hastings by the name of william though, he was apparently a bastard

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 30, 2011 8:31pm
Forum: noisecollector Subject: Re: douche karma enforcement memorandum

Very cool. Thank-you. He was in the 40 day campaign in the East. The birth of modern warfare. I love that (para)phrase by Selby Foote about how the '64 Army of NV rolled over the ground like a tide. Immediately seeking the best terrain and fire zones. And the grim dark storm of blue coats as they kept on coming, day after day, everyday south till the siege checkmate. And your grand-alot did all 40 days without getting killed or wounded(amputated) which is a near miracle. (Out of 120K to begin, didn't Grant have 45% causality rate by mid June? Something like that.)
Wow. He even got to take part in the victory march in April '65, and the Grand Review. That was the most kick ass army in the world at that moment.